Donya Zimmerman
Powerful Biz Woman

Donya Zimmerman

Donya Zimmerman's alter ego is The Powerful Biz Woman.   She is a business educator, public school teacher, published author, show host, and public speaker.  Donya received her Juris Doctorate (JD) in Law from University of Baltimore Law School.  

She has created the Ultimate Business Conversation that airs on Facebook Live and You Tube.  Donya discusses everything Business Startup and Entrepreneurial Mindset.  The Ultimate Business Conversation airs every Wednesday at 8:30 pm. 


Donya has conducted several workshops and speaking engagements on business startups and female entrepreneurship.

Donya has started a movement, along with her business partner, Alina Lopez Thomas, the Ultimate Biz Conference. The purpose of the Conference is to educate aspiring entrepreneurs on the importance of building a business on a strong legal and financial foundation. The UBC Movement goal is to educate Entrepreneurs and Business Owners on how to "Bankrupt Your Biz" for longevity in business.  The First Annual Ultimate Biz Conference was held in Boston, MA on June 23rd and 24th, 2017. The Second Annual Ultimate Biz Conference had to go to Virtual due to COVID-19 and it was held June 25th to 27th, 2020. The Third Annual Ultimate Biz Conference was held on June 25th & 26th, 2021. The theme for the 3rd Annual UBC Event was "How to Bankrupt Proof Your Business!" For UBC2022: Bankrupt Proof Your Biz, the UBC Team has decided to conduct 4 quarterly conferences for 2022.

Donya has contributed to several book collaborations that focus on business startup, female entrepreneurship, and successful living as an entrepreneur.  She will be publishing her own book "Bankrupt Proof Your Biz" with a launch date in March 2022.

Alina Lopez-Thomas

Alina Lopez-Thomas

Being​ ​G.R.O.W.N,​ ​is​ ​a​ ​business​ ​and​ ​a​ ​lifestyle!​ ​As​ ​a​ ​women​ ​I’ve​ ​always​ ​considered​ ​myself​ ​to be​ ​well​ ​rounded​ ​and​ ​versed.​ ​After​ ​high school,​ ​I​ ​began​ ​my​ ​career​ ​as​ ​a​ ​tradeswomen​ ​in​ ​the Carpentry​ ​Industry.​ ​Amazingly​ ​enough,​ ​I​ ​loved​ ​it!.​ ​Unfortunately,​ ​the​ ​recession​ ​hit​ ​hard​ ​and​ ​I had​ ​to​ ​baled​ ​to​ ​survive​ ​financially. 

I​ ​have always​ ​had​ ​an​ ​innate​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​help​ ​people​ ​by​ ​building​ ​strong​ ​relationships,​ ​therefore​ ​it seemed​ ​only​ ​natural​ ​to​ ​begin​ ​a​ ​career​ ​in​ ​the​ ​human​ ​service​ ​field.​ ​For​ ​over,​ ​20​ ​years​ ​I​ ​worked​ ​in the​ ​Public​ ​Sector​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Commonwealth​ ​of​ ​Massachusetts​ ​at​ ​an​ ​agency​ ​were​ ​I​ ​gave​ ​it​ ​my​ ​all​ ​on daily.​ ​I​ ​believed​ ​in​ ​the​ ​work​ ​I​ ​did.

The​ ​Greater​ ​Resource​ ​of​ ​Women​ ​Networks​ ​(G.R.O.W.N)​ ​was​ ​formed.​ ​G.R.O.W.N.’s​ ​mission​ ​is to​ ​empower​ ​all​ ​women​ ​to​ ​feel​ ​confident​ ​in​ ​the​ ​skills​ ​they​ ​have​ ​to​ ​reach​ ​a​ ​level​ ​of​ ​success​ ​in​ ​the career​ ​path​ ​they​ ​have​ ​chosen​ ​or​ ​as​ ​an​ ​entrepreneur.​ ​Many​ ​of​ ​the​ ​women​ ​make​ ​a​ ​life​ ​change and​ ​take​ ​their​ ​transferable​ ​skills​ ​and​ ​develop​ ​themselves​ ​and​ ​their​ ​start-ups.​ ​

Public​ ​speaking,​ ​coaching,​ ​leadership​ ​and​ ​master​ ​networking​ ​skills​ ​are​ ​natural​ ​for​ ​me.​ ​As​ ​a co-business​ ​owner/host​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Ultimate​ ​Biz​ ​Conference​ ​(UBC)​ ​my​ ​presentations​ ​in​ ​business planning​ ​have​ ​become​ ​mastered.​ ​Along​ ​with​ ​the​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​bring​ ​excitement​ ​into​ ​the​ ​event​ ​room, our​ ​UBC​ ​events​ ​have​ ​provided​ ​powerful​ ​entrepreneurial​ ​resources​ ​for​ ​start-up​ ​businesses.​ ​The Chief​ ​Founder​ ​of​ ​the​ ​National​ ​Early​ ​Education​ ​Hub​ ​(NEEHUB)​ ​a​ ​consultant​ ​resource​ ​and​ ​early education​ ​job​ ​board. 


I​ ​hold​ ​an​ ​Undergraduate​ ​degree​ ​in​ ​Business​ ​Management​ ​and​ ​have​ ​years​ ​of​ ​experience​ ​in quality​ ​assurance/control​ ​and​ ​compliance. ​ ​A​ ​Business​ ​Planning​ ​Certificate​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Center​ ​of Women​ ​and​ ​Enterprise​ ​(CWE)​ ​and​ ​a​ ​thorough​ ​knowledge​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Early​ ​Education​ ​and​ ​Child Care​ ​Field. ​ Recently, completing my Home Health Aid Certification and Certified Nursing Training. 

I believe in the vision of G.R.O.W.N. Women which is to provide a resource and networking organization for women that gives them the power and freedom to launch their start-up entrepreneurial business by developing your transferable skills.  


Alina​ ​Lopez​ ​Thomas, ​​the​ ​strength​ ​of​ ​G.R.O.W.N.​ ​Women.